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The anode on my outboard mounting bracket doesn't usually show much corrosion when MegaByte is on F166, where none of the boats are connected to the electricity.

Spent 3 months on F33 where several boats near me were connected and this is the result.

 

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41 minutes ago, Andy135 said:

Wow! Scary stuff.

Used to get the same at F17 Brian, it all started about 4 years ago, it seemed to start after EXTRA electrical sockets were added to F pontoon!!

That's why I added 2 more onto my rudder to  combat the problem.

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29 minutes ago, Rob said:

Can they identify if a specific boat is leaking?

Is it possible to measure? Surely it must be, unplug a few boats until leak drops!!!

R

It was tested several years back Rob, as was the whole marina .

There are " hot spots" around the marina apparently!

Best answer I could get, then I moved my boat .

Makes you wonder as several members have had problems with props etc

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When we were in Poole haven a few years ago they had a leak. They checked every boat in the marina at no cost to owners. They were very good and sorted the problem. I think you should lobby the management at Cobbs to get things sorted before someone gets an expensive bill for damage caused by the leak.

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I'm not on shore power, there's no electric available on the far end of F pontoon where I am. I was moved temporarily while they were dredging. I was thinking about changing berths, but I've now decided I'd rather walk further than have this problem.

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2 minutes ago, Brian said:

I'm not on shore power, there's no electric available on the far end of F pontoon where I am. I was moved temporarily while they were dredging. I was thinking about changing berths, but I've now decided I'd rather walk further than have this problem.

Neither was I, but still got really bad wear on anodes.

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Can you hang something like a BIG anode or something else sacrificial over the side? Taking the "heat" off the expensive outboard ones?

R

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When I was on F pontoon I was on F167 next to yours.

You must be in a lucky spot because I had to change most of my anodes twice a year.😢

Outboard anodes weren't  too much of a  problem because I kept OB raised so not all were in the water.

 

Regular need to change anodes was one reason I went to dry stacking that and there was no need to anti-foul.

 

I remember that there was boat about 5 berths down that always has a big anode dropped over the stern and wired to the battery negative when he was on the berth.

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